Part of IRT's 3B Development Series

Written & Directed by Ran Xia

Persephone gets snatched to the underworld, but the place isn't really what she expected. Hades has his own problems to deal with as well, especially when the memory archive is at capacity with the refugees pouring into the world of the dead.  

POMEGRENADE performs on
Wednesday 9/13 at 8, Friday 9/15 at 8, Saturday 9/16 at 8 (Opening), Sunday 9/17 at 2, Wednesday 9/20 at 8, Friday 9/22 at 8, Saturday 23 at 2, and Sunday 9/24 at 7.

FEATURING Zoe Abuyuan, Diane Chen (Dionysus), Jes Davis (Kharon), Maricelis Galanes (Hermes), Sean Hinckle (Ares), Finn Kilgore (Hades), Lizzy Ana Lincoln (Persephone), Andrea Negrete, Jara Skagfjord, Sarah Gwynne Walker, and Marie Zoumanigui (4:48).

Associate Director is Julia Levine. Assistant Directors are Jake Beckhard and Charlotte Arnoux. Additional Musical is by Emily Krause. Fight Choreography is by Madeleine Emerick and the Dispatch Combat Collective. Set Design is by Julie A. Solomon. Lighting Design is by Elizabeth M. Stewart. 

Photos Courtesy of Asya Danilova & Ran Xia

New York IT Awards



RAN XIA: interdisciplinary dramatist, co-founder of The Arctic Group and co-curator of The Polar Bear Plunge at Lucky Jack’s NYC.

Past visual arts projects include Art Takes Times Square, Stories of the Creative (SEE.ME), Dacia Gallery (Times Square Arts Centre), Spiegel Me (Installation at Fountains Foundation, Columbia College, Chicago).

Recent theatre credits include Harmony (a prerecorded virtual audio play), De ProfundisThe Enchanted Realm of Rene Magritte (Co-Writer, Exquisite Corpse Company), Wanda, Daisy, & the Great Rapture (Director, Exquisite Corpse Company), Disability (Director, play by Ivan Faute, Planet Connections Festival), Princess Anybody (Dir. Rachel Graf Evans, A physical performance piece/forum theatre), Word Play (Radioactive Festival and Midtown International Theatre Festival 2016), [AI] (An adaptation of Ayn Rand’s Novella Anthem at Brick Theater), Baby Fat: Act I (A punk rock opera based on Screeching Weasel’s album of same title, Dir. Michael Scholar, Jr. with Columbia Stages and LA MAMA)

“Playwright and director Ran Xia has dropped us into an ocean of darkness and coaxes us toward sound and light in this delicate, dreamlike play… It’s a delightful fantasy…” 
–– Jacquelyn Claire, NYTheatreGuide

De Profundis’s celebration of sound finds its full expression in writer/director Ran Xia’s lyrical text … Like the hybrid creatures it evokes, beckons from a dreamlike liminal world…”
—Emily Cordes, Theatre Is Easy

IRT Theater is a grassroots laboratory for independent theater and performance in New York City, providing space and support to a new generation of artists. Tucked away in the old Archive Building in Greenwich Village,  IRT’s mission is to build a community of emerging and established artists by creating a home for the development and presentation of new work. Some of the artists we have supported include Young Jean Lee, Reggie Watts and Mike Daisey.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, and The Nancy Quinn Fund, a project of ART-NY.

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